Below you will find short descriptions of common diseases we vaccinate against for cats and dogs. For more detailed information regarding the importance of vaccination, risk factors and frequently asked questions, click here.
Common Vaccines for Cats and Kittens
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR)
also known as Feline Herpesvirus, it is a serious/chronic upper respiratory tract virus. Commonly seen symptoms are sneezing, runny noses, irritated or runny eyes and sometimes coughing. Some cats survive this virus, others will remain carriers for the rest of their lives. Always vaccinate your pet.
is another very contagious respiratory disease that can affect cats of any age. It is a wide spread virus that can very on its severity, depending on the immune system of a cat. Fever, mouth ulcers and pneumonia are commonly seen with this disease. Like FVR some cats can be carriers of the disease even after they make a recovery. The best prevention is to vaccinate.
is an infectious bacterial infection that attacks the mucous membranes. Runny eyes, sneezing and coughing are the primary symptoms. Chlamydophila felis is the bacteria responsible (pneumonitis), and can be transmitted to humans. Vaccinations prevent the transmission of the disease.
commonly referred to as distemper, it is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease. It is especially dangerous to young kittens, with unfortunate low survival rates. Signs of this potential lethal disease are vomiting, diarrhea, high fevers, and White Blood Cell deficiencies. The virus can survive in an environment for as long as a year, so cats can be exposed without direct contact. Vaccinations are the only effective way to protect your cat.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
commonly diagnosis feline cancer, this virus suppresses a cat’s immune system leaving them vulnerable to all other infections. After a quick blood test, we can vaccinate to prevent further spread of this virus.
A fatal disease that attacks the brain and nervous system, all warm blooded animals are at risk including humans and pets. You and your pet do not have to come into contact with an infected wild animal, there is still the risk of infection if any broken skin comes into contact with saliva. An early sign of rabies are significant changes in behaviour, including but not limited to restlessness, aggression, and/or fear. Regular vaccinations against rabies are mandatory in most areas.